Destination Iowa State Team Leaders

The purpose of Destination Iowa State is to welcome all new students to Iowa State University and give them an opportunity to build a community with each other and transition to their new university home. Dedicated student leaders are needed to serve as Team Leaders to make this program a success. This leadership position is an excellent opportunity to get involved and welcome new students to Iowa State's campus.

Each Team Leader will be assigned and responsible for about 12 - 15 new students during Destination Iowa State, whom they will guide and assist by introducing them to Iowa State University. In addition, students selected for this position will be expected to:

  • Attend a leadership development session for first time Team Leaders (New Team Leaders Only)
  • Complete a Canvas course during the spring semester
  • Return to Ames and check in during Final Team Leader Training
  • Be available to attend all programs and activities to facilitate Destination Iowa State
  • Participate in follow-up evaluations and provide feedback for future programs
  • Provide ideas, leadership, and ENTHUSIASM for this program!
  • Be a full-time undergraduate Iowa State student at the time of application and through Fall 2020.
  • Have a 2.2 cumulative grade point average at time of application and maintain a 2.0 grade point average throughout employment.

There is no required commitment during the summer. By applying to be a Team Leader for Destination Iowa State, you will only be making a brief commitment during the school year, during the Destination Iowa State program, and complete a follow-up evaluation. Destination Iowa State Team Leaders will be paid approximately $375 in compensation upon completion of set event checkpoints and a written evaluation.

Interviews for new Team Leaders will take place in a group interview format. Decisions will be made shortly after. Once the application closes you will be contacted to sign-up for a group interview if you are a new Team Leader applicant. Returning Team Leader applicants will also be contacted with next steps.

Contact Information:

For more information or if you have questions about the position, please contact New Student Programs at or call 515 294-0801.